Google's Android Apps Are No Longer Free for European Smartphone Makers

17 Octubre, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines

In addition, device manufacturers will now pay an unspecified license fee to have access to Google applications - such as Gmail or Youtube - that will come separately to the super dominant Google Search App or the Chrome browser.

Google recently was hit with a $5 billion fine from the European Union, and to avoid more fines while the company challenges the European Union in court, it is now complying with new regulatory rules.

Google is fighting the order but is working to meet its terms, because not doing so by the deadline could risk further penalties.

Google is revamping its requirements for pre-installed Google services on Android to comply with new regulations. OEMs had to pick between making Google-powered devices or not - no double-dipping.

Writing in a blog post, Google's senior vice president of platforms and ecosystems, Hiroshi Lockheimer, reiterates that the company will be appealing against the EC's ruling, stressing its belief that "Android has created more choice, not less". Android will remain free and open source.

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"We have confirmed to the European Commission how we will comply with its recent decision on Android", said Al Verney, a spokesperson for Google in Brussels.

This will also hopefully appease Google competitors which complained the current business model stifled competition to such an extent other products couldn't even hope to compete.

Another illegal tactic included paying manufacturers to pre-install only Google Search and preventing them from using rival Android systems.

Google Chrome and Search will also be available, but will need to be licensed under separate agreements. If a company in the EEA wants to make Android devices with Google apps, sans Search and Chrome, it will now have to pay for the privilege.

The new licensing fees will enter into effect in two weeks, on October 29. But Google's also putting its foot down to show just how much value it gives away for free as of today, with a suite of extremely popular and well-made apps that would typically cost companies millions of dollars to develop for themselves.

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